The safety recall affects Ford Transit van or bus vehicles from model years 2015-2017. These vehicles may have a defective flexible coupling that could separate from the driveshaft, the automaker said.
“In the affected vehicles, continuing to operate a vehicle with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power while driving or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied,” Ford said in a press release issued Wednesday. “In addition, separation of the driveshaft from the transmission can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines. A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash.”
Affected vehicles were built at Ford’s assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri, between January 17, 2014 and June 15, 2017.
The safety compliance recalls were issued for four Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in order to repair second row seat attachment studs, and for three Ford Escape vehicles to replace driver knee airbag modules.
No accidents or injuries have been associated with any of the recalls, Ford said.